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Old 10-28-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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1962 Globetrotter rear window

H E L P. Recently acquired above GT with rear window ( HEHR ) glass broken. Took frame to glass shop and has new tempered glass installed and all was well...until I installed the frame w/ glass into the double "J" track and the window will not close all the way. I can easily coerce it down until the frame contacts the lower edge of window "sill" I cannot close it far enough to latch it closed. It lowers approx 75% of the way then you can see the metal above the window ( where the AIRSTREAM logo is attached ) flex outwards. I do not know if the area at the top of the window frame is bent forward as it appears to be, as compared to the front window which is totally flat or ??? There appears to be no damage inside or out the area surround the window. Also the window pane/frame strikes the bottom of the frame preventing it from totally closing. If the pane did not strike the frame, the window could be closed totally even with the metal above being " distorted" Any input is appreciated.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have it in the Jtrack right,I think I would take it back off,spray some aluminum lubricant in the track,then reinstall.1 other thing , how about the center screw is it removed.If not take it out and see if it will work. Dave
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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Dave's right, it probably isn't seated in the channel all the way, be careful forcing it down, you'll quickly find the top miters on the window frame aren't as strong as you'd like them to be after all these years!
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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Thanx for the quick responses. Screw is out ( and now lost ) and I have had the entire window in and out 3 - 4 times. It moves up and down easily until it's about 6 - 8 inches from being completely closed. Then the metal sheeting above the window starts to flex and it won't close totally because it strikes the " sill". And I have cleaned the track, air blasted it out and the "doube J" appears to be in harmony all the way across. We'll get 'er done. Appreciate you inputs...JC
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:02 AM   #5
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pics would help. funny thing is, my 62 GT rear window also only closes down to about 1" away from being latched. i have to have hubby go outside and push it closed the rest of the way to latch it. coincidence, i suppose. would love to see pics of teh inside of you gt also.

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:07 AM   #6
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Will send pics asap. I feel the "J" channela ttached to the trailer is too low and has been pinched closed a little prohibiting the window "J" from traveling the full distance to allow the window to fully close without striking the lower sill. ??????????????????????????? Any additional input is greatly appreciated. I may remove the glass from the frame and get the frame to fit and then re-install the glass. Gotta' do something.......Thanx JC
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